- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A parole hearing has been set for a Huntsville man convicted of killing his parents and injuring three of his siblings as a teenager nearly two decades ago.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/2aE4Nlq ) reports officials say 36-year-old Jeffrey Brendan Franklin will go before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Sept. 20.

Franklin was 17 years old in 1998 when he bludgeoned Gerald and Cynthia Franklin to death inside the family’s home. Authorities say the then-high school student also tried to kill three of his four younger siblings.

Prosecutors say a hatchet, a sledgehammer, a rat-tail file and a butcher’s knife were all used in the crime.

He was convicted of murder and attempted murder charges in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison. He became eligible for a parole hearing June 1.

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